The Ordinary Moments 2017 #21 – Starting School (Again)

One of my favourite things about where we lived in Leeds was certainly the lovely school the kids attended. It was small, religious, filled with lovely families and just a short walk from our house and the park. We all fitted in well, had lovely friends and whilst the new school looked good on paper, you never really know.

This week saw a big ordinary moment associated with moving house – Starting a new school and for the first time in my life as a school mum we have done school runs on the bus and train!

On Monday morning we were all super excited to get into our new flow of life whilst living at Grandma’s, and caught the bus opposite her house up to the school (15 mins away) to our soon to be new village. We had a lovely tour and met their classes and teachers, and everyone was just so lovely. They wear daffodil yellow and bright blue, instead of the purple we were used to, and things are done a little differently too. But they have so many great things for the kids to do, and whilst unknown to us we were delighted immediately and left feeling very excited to start the day after!

Living away from the school for the time being, it has of course meant that we can’t just pop our shoes on and leg it round the corner in a mad dash like our usual school days have been, arriving in the final second. We rely on public transport or family for the moment, and so I have been way more organised on a school morning than I ever have been!

We have gone by bus (which here is a complete rip off), And then the train too which was a great adventure for us all…mostly though we have had the kindness of family drive us up daily and they have enjoyed seeing the kids go to school and come home with an array of stories.

I am incredibly grateful that their school is so lovely, that they are so happy and that starting school again has gone so smoothly! It is a small village school with small classes, in a beautiful setting. They are all friendly, the kids feel included and accepted, and they have been eager to go in every day and have left with smiles on their faces (what more could you want?). I am so excited about it, about their teachers and the clubs, the stuff they do and the fact that if I want to I can go have lunch with them too (or take them out and have a picnic) – what a bonus feature! I seriously feel like I am living the dream.

Yes it is a whole new way of life to that we have been used to, and I never imagined that something so ordinary as going to school would become such a great adventure – but oh what fun we’re having and how much we have to look forward to in the coming years here!


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  1. June 11, 2017 / 8:38 am

    I love that you can go in and have lunch with them or take them on a picnic. I’ve never heard of a school letting you do this before. We live in a small village and my eldest started school last September, she didn’t know anyone there and she has settled in really well. It’s amazing how well they do x #theordinarymoments
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  2. June 11, 2017 / 6:56 pm

    It must be such a relief for you that you are happy with their new school. I hope they settle in really well and it sounds like they’ve been having heaps of fun already 🙂 xx

  3. June 11, 2017 / 9:04 pm

    Beautiful photos of the two of them! And how fantastic you’ve got them at a school you and they love so much.

  4. June 12, 2017 / 8:15 pm

    I am so glad their school is so lovely – and the school run has been such an adventure! I am sure you’ll all settle into your new routine soon x
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